Don’t Forget The Alamo …………… Let’s Hope For The San Antonio Spurs The End Isn’t The Same
Just when I thought things were looking good for the San Antonio Spurs and their ambitions for this season having lured me into the feeling of high expectations . All of a sudden the lug nuts on the tires have started to come off and by that the news I mean that the team’s point guard Tony Parker will be missing from the squad for the next two to four weeks due to an unforeseen injury. Granted, the team has been playing well with younger members on the squad having contributed greatly to the team’s success this season.
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By Paul J Weber Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP)—San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker will likely miss two to four weeks with a sore calf muscle, handing the NBA’s top team its first significant injury after coasting all season with unusually perfect health.
Parker strained his left calf in Sunday’s win over Memphis. He had started every game during a blazing start for the NBA-best Spurs, who can match their 50-win total from last season late Tuesday when they play the Grizzlies again.
Parker is averaging 17.1 points and 6.6 assists, piloting a refreshened offense that is quicker, higher-scoring and no longer revolving around Tim Duncan.
“When Tony’s on the court the whole dynamic of the team changes,” Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said after Sunday’s victory. “He’s so good at breaking the first line and finding open teammates or finishing. He gives us another great weapon offensively.”
George Hill will likely take Parker’s place. He’ll get only a couple warm-up games in the starting lineup before the Spurs face LeBron James and Miami for the first time Friday.
The Heat are the first of two big back-to-back games for the Spurs, who also play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday in their third meeting this season.
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Coach Gregg Popovich obviously has liked what he’s seen from players such as DeJuan Blair , Tiago Splitter , George Hill , Gary Neal and seasoned veteran Antonio McDyess have all played their part in the team’s success this season. Surprisingly they still have the best record in the league and as well the best record in the Western Conference and within the Southwest Division where they lead their instate rivals the Dallas Mavericks by a six games .
Now while there’s no denying that the loss of Parker won’t be significantly felt the feeling is that the team will survive , albeit, without the Frenchman’s unique style of play. That being said Popovich and his assistant coaches will press Gary Neal to step in as Parker’s replacement whilst his teammate recuperates from his injury. Neal has surprised not only the fans with his play and leadership skills but I’d dare say that a number of his teammates as well.
Alan aka tophatal
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